English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Hilmarton

Historical Forms

  • Cadecoma 1114 France
  • Cadecumb' 1241 Cl
  • Catcombe 1570 Add


Catcomb is Cadecoma 1114 France, Cadecumb '1241 Cl, Cadecombe 1334, Catecumbe 1249 Catcombe 1570Add . 'Cada 's cumb.' Cf. the close-by Cadenham and Cat Brook supra 87, 5.